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Canniesburn Plastic Surgery and Burns Unit

Welcome to the website of Canniesburn Plastic Surgery and Burns Unit, Glasgow Royal Infirmary.

The Canniesburn Plastic Surgery Unit is situated in the Glasgow Royal Infirmary (GRI).

The GRI has several buildings, being one of the largest hospitals in Glasgow and we are located in the Jubilee Building, named because it was built in the Golden Jubilee year of Queen Elizabeth II.

The original Canniesburn hospital was built in 1967, at a time when the plastic surgery services in Glasgow were in need of expansion. Initially, the building had 130 beds but with the advent of shorter inpatient stays and more effective therapy, the entire complement of beds were never used.

There were five purpose built operating theatres and a minor procedure room. All had adjoining pathology and dental laboratories. In 2003, Canniesburn Hospital came to an end of its useful life and the Canniesburn Plastic Surgery Unit moved to a new build on the Glasgow Royal Infirmary site.